The Oakland Raiders surprised a lot of people by deciding to pull Clelin Ferrell out of Clemson with their fourth overall victory in this year's draft. Although it immediately addressed one of its greatest needs for a pass rusher,
Ferrell should be projected to reach the top 15, seldom falling into the top 5 selection. It was more of a surprise, as Josh Allen from Kentucky was still available. Allen seemed to be a perfect substitute after Khalil Mack was traded before the 2018 season. Anyway, Ferrell immediately improves the lackluster race rush of the Raiders.
In 2018 the Raiders in the bag department were absolutely terrible ̵
Jon Gruden was heavily criticized for having acted with Mack, which is why Ferrell's selection must be a home game. If not, Gruden will find it hard to win the trust of fans, especially if the Raiders move to Las Vegas in 2020.
Ferrell is undoubtedly a talented player, but what will he do in his first season in the NFL?
Here are three bold predictions for the first round of the first round of the Oakland Raiders in 2019.
3. 15+ Tackles for Loss
During his college days in Clemson, Ferrell lived in the backfields of the opposing teams. In his three seasons, which started in Clemson, the athletic defensive end had 50.5 tackles for the defeat.
The 2018 season was by far its best season in almost every league – including tackles for loss. His play on the edge helped Clemson get back into the national championship.
Of course, Clemson has beaten Alabama for the second time in three years to become National Champion in 2018. Ferrell played well in the national championship game with four tackles and 1.5 tackles on loss.
The Raiders hope that Ferrell can be a predator just as he was at school. Ferrell will again find his way into the back fields of the NFL and will collect 15 or more tackles for the loss.
. 2 4+ Forced Fumbles
One of Ferrell's best features is his ability to let go of the ball while kicking out the quarterback. The Clemson product has had five forced fiddling in college for the past two years.
Many guys in the NFL can find their way to quarterback, but not many master the ability to strip the ball. Ferrell showed he has the potential to be a sales engine in the NFL as he continues to improve.
Last season, only nine players had four or more defensive defenses. The new Raiders-Passrusher could add his name to this list in 2019.
Ferrell will undoubtedly be at the center of Oakland's defense, which can be a good or a bad thing.
Nevertheless, Ferrell will significantly increase the sales he has forced the Raiders in 2019 – after the Raiders made only three forced moves in 2018.
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Last season, Bradley Chubb has impressed many people in his rookie season. The talented Edge Crusher collected 12 sacks, 14 tackles for the loss and 2 forced fights.
Chubb's 12 sacks were the sixth most common for a beginner of all time. In addition, these were the most sacks of a beginner in the history of Denver Broncos who outdid a man named Von Miller.
In 2019 Ferrell wants to achieve the same effect that Chubb made for the Broncos in 2018. At Clemson, Ferrell alone had 27 sacks and an impressive 11.5 sacks in 2018 alone.
Again, it was an embarrassing season when it came to bags (among others) for the Raiders in 2018. They only had 13 bags least in the NFL – 17 behind the second lowest in the NFL.
Drafting Ferrell gives the defense the opportunity to overthrow the passers-by. So much so that Ferrell will have more sacks last season than Chubb with Denver.
This is not a bold predictive article.